Analyst Ratings for Loews Corp. (L)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Loews Corp. (NYSE:L) was awarded an average rating of Hold from investment analysts following the stock. L had previously received a consensus rating of Hold a month ago.

5 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 1 gave L a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 4 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for L. The most optimistic price target was 46, which equates to a potential upside of -4.41 percent. The lowest price target was 45, implying a possible loss of -6.48 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -1.3 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -2.56 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.48 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of L to grow at a rate of 22.1 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of L is 0.87.

L has a 52-week high of 48.59 and a 52-week low of 39.71. Today's price is 21.18 percent above the 52-week low, and 0.97 percent lower than its 52-week high. L has a price/earnings ratio of 19.17. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The L value stock report compares L to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $16.2 billion. L will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.